PREVENTING CONCUSSIONS: IS YOUR WALL PADDING UP TO THE JOB?
Wall padding should prevent concussions, not cause them.
A concussion is a traumatic injury to the brain that can alter the way your brain functions, according to the Mayo Clinic. For athletes who play contact sports concussions are far too common and having protective wall padding is absolutely necessary to preventing them.
The Journal of Pediatrics reported that each year there are between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports-related concussions in the United States. For athletes from 15 to 24 years of age, sports-related injuries rank second only to motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of concussions, per research in The American Journal of Sports Medicine. Among that staggering number, approximately 300,000 sports-related concussions involve U.S. high school athletes every year.
While most people think of full-contact sports—hockey and football, for example—as the most dangerous, athletes can sustain concussions across a wide variety of sports and activities.
The numbers are startling. In response, reducing or preventing concussions has become a national health priority. Schools and teams have realized they have a duty to provide safe facilities for their athletes from adding wall padding for gyms, stage pads, and even padding for bleachers and stadiums.
At Field Wall Pads, we’re pleased to be part of the solution to preventing concussions with our wall padding. The safety and health of athletes has always been our number one priority and mission. For over 25 years now, we have provided the highest quality indoor and outdoor wall pads, Ulta-mats, and column and corner pads.
We’ve conducted our own independent research to see how our 3” foam wall pads stack up against the competition. We also looked specifically at the shock absorption performance as it pertains to impact.
Our experts conducted G-max testing—or impact testing—to measure the shock attenuation performance of a playing surface. We found that our 3” foam wall pads provide superior protection against concussions.
We know you’ll appreciate our wide variety of wall paddingf that help promote safety throughout your school or facility.
Call a Field Wall Pads representative today to discuss the best products for your organization. We’ll help ensure you provide the protection your athletes deserve.